F13/i686: yum update emptied /boot, /bin, /lib, etc.

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Apr 22 19:25:26 UTC 2010

On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, Jim Meyering wrote:

> I hope it's just me...
> but I was very dismayed to find that today's F13 update (which pulled
> in a lot of changes) hosed my laptop.  It removed almost everything
> from /boot, and removed or emptied /sbin, /bin, /usr/sbin and /usr/bin.
> It removed nearly everything from /lib and /usr/lib.
> I suspect that it removed everything yum-owned, since the few remaining
> files (at least the shift-jis ones) are ones I put there manually:
> What happened?
> I started the "yum -y update", and didn't hang around to watch everything.
> When I came back, the text displayed in all terminals was in a completely
> illegible all-rectangles font, but emacs was ok (I'd installed it myself).
> However, I couldn't start a shell from emacs (no surprise, now that I
> know /bin was removed).  Maybe yum actually told me it was going to
> remove everything and if I'd been watching I could have stopped it.
> I don't know.

pleae look in /var/lib/yum/history/

and attach any/all files you find there to a bug report.

but just going by the log you attached it looks like an update followed by 
cleanup erasures - but the history log will tell us a lot more.


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